Caesars Palace Celebrates 50 Years
Celebrating 50 years on the Las Vegas Strip this year, Caesar’s Palace is one of the original landmark casinos that came to define the modern day Strip. A classic Roman-themed extravaganza, Caesars was built by Jay Sarno with a loan from the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund in 1966. It began as an opulent retreat meant to evoke elite life during the Roman Empire, and today remains true to its original self with many statues, columns and other Hollywood typical depiction of Julius Caesar’s Rome (you’ll find a 20-foot statue of the emperor by the entrance).
Like all the mega-casinos in Vegas, Caesars Palace creates a destination resort experience by offering guests options for everything from shopping to dining to nightlife taking place under one roof. Here we outline a guide to what you’ll experience at Caesars, but note additionally the resort is home to a fountain show, spa, gym and a golf course.
There are 6 towers housing the rooms and suites at Caesars. These are elegant affairs that continue the luxury Roman theme and boast marble accents, designer bath products and high-end linens on comfy beds. Suites feature extra seating and dining spaces as well as wet bars and whirlpool tubs. To really splash out, book one of the top-tier suites that feature everything from 90-inch flat-screens to in-room billiard tables and dance floors – perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Nearly every hotel in Vegas has some kind of cool swimming pool, but the ones at Caesars are truly unique. Modeled after Roman baths, there are a total of six, each different. The most exclusive is the Venus Pool, which has 14 cabanas, 16 daybeds and 10 couches that can be reserved.
The Forum Shops
Shopping at Caesars is a decadent experience. Here you’ll find The Forum Shops at Caesars, which is a 636,000-sq-ft shopping mall with world famous spiral escalators, replicas of famous fountains and plenty of haute couture shops for splurging on everything from Louis Vuitton to Gucci.
Caesar’s most famous space is The Colosseum, where it holds events from concerts to boxing matches. This is where Celine Dion performs her popular “Celine” show at least once a week, and also where many headliners put on big concerts on the other nights.
Caesar’s Palace is home to some 15 different dining options, not counting room service, and these range from casual quick bites to more formal restaurants by celebrity chefs. Here you’ll find a branch of Nobu, Mesa Grill and Mr Chow on the formal side, and a more casual eatery by Gordon Ramsey known as Gordan Ramsey Pub and Grill.
The casino also features 10 distinct nightlife venues inside. There are nine bars and lounges and one nightclub, Omnia. The largest of the bars is Alto Bar, which sits next to Omnia and features creative versions of classic cocktails – two signatures are the Crown of the Gods and the Alto Margarita – and a variety of bottled and drank beers and wines by the glass. The bar space has more than 15 TVs and 18 video poker machines, and there are several private booths with their own personal TVs.
Caesar’s signature after dark venue, however, is its club Omnia, which has been voted “Best New Nightclub” by the Las Vegas Review Journal. The multi-level venue boasts a seductive ultra-lounge, a high-energy main room and mezzanine, plus a breathtaking rooftop garden with panoramic Las Vegas Strip views.